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With the immense hassle Heartbleed caused the computing world, it would have been nice to have been able to go a while without feeling the urge to mass-change our passwords, but thanks to the efforts of a Russian group, that "while" has turned out to be just a couple of months. According to Hold Security, the same firm that previously exposed Adobe and Target vulnerabilities, a Russian group has collected a staggering 1.2 billion sets of usernames and passwords tied to 500 million email accounts. Hold Security is not naming any of the 420,000 affected websites and services that these credentials involve, but has mentioned that they range anywhere from a mom and pop site to a household name. Soon,... Read more...